Police/fire reports

Students injured in bus crash

HOSCHTON - Five Duncan Creek Elementary students suffered whiplash Thursday morning when their school bus was rear-ended by a pick-up truck, officials said.

Four of the students were transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, while the fifth was picked up by the student's parents, said Jorge Quintana, spokesman for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

The other 37 students on the bus were taken to school, Quintana said. The district notified the parents of all children, he said.

The accident happened about 8:30 a.m. Thursday on Braselton Highway about a mile from the school, Quintana said.

A Gwinnett County police report of the incident was not available Thursday.

Man stops gunmen

NORCROSS - The manager of a Norcross Checkers restaurant said one of his employees tried to rob him at this apartment Tuesday.

According to a police report, the 22-year-old employee knocked on his manager's door at the Oakwood Vista Apartments shortly before 11 p.m.

When the man answered the door the employee was accompanied by a black man with a gun. Both tried to push their way into the apartment but were forced out by the manager and fled the apartment building.

The manager said he did not know why the employee would have tried to rob him.

Man charged with shoplifting

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man was arrested Monday and charged with shoplifting, according to a police report.

Jose Francisco Padilla, 28, allegedly tried to conceal a pair of pants by putting them on under his jeans. He also allegedly attempted to leave the store wearing a pair of shoes belonging to the store.

Padilla reportedly put on the new shoes, put his shoes in the box and placed it back on the shelf.

Fire destroys mobile home

WINDER - Fire destroyed a single wide mobile home at 784 City Pond Circle at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

All residents escaped the burning trailer and no one was injured. Two mobile homes on either side of the fire sustained heat damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.